Problem of the day

A real problem, posted every single day πŸ˜€πŸ“†

Are you a maker πŸ™Œ? Are you struggling for ideas on problems to solve πŸ’‘πŸ€”? Follow Problem of the day to get your daily dose of real problems from real users.

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Hi Product Hunters! As someone who is obsessed with ideas πŸ’‘ and inventions you realise quickly that the best ideas nearly always stem from a real problem πŸ˜₯. Especially ideas that are turned in to successful businesses πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’°. Looking at a single problem can help generate dozens of ideas or solutions to that problem. Therefore, I believe that in order to ideate successfully you should start by looking at problems. The point of this project is to list one problem a day, sourced directly from a user on Twitter. No matter how big or small these problems may seem, they can inevitably lead to larger ideas in their respective solutions. I hope you like it!
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@colinwinhall How do you source the problems from Twitter?... you should encourage people to use #POTD on Twitter if that's not the plan already. Lots of complainers on Twitter so I could see #POTD catching on... once aggregated the data may reveal some interesting trends.
@danbyday Hi Dan. I source the problems on Twitter manually using some "trigger words" such as "someone invent". I initially planned to try to ride the hashtag wave with #POTD only to realise I would be competing against "photo of the day". Something which is used far more than mine would.
Hi @colinwinhall, I think Problem of the day can challenge people who like to build new products who often don't know here to start. I'm curious how you select the problems on Twitter. Do you mostly filter the word "invent"? I'll keep an eye on the website in case I need some new ideas while I'm still new to developing apps.
@angeliquesocial Hi Angie, thanks for you comment and I hope that it can serve that purpose to anyone looking where to start. I am lucky to have found something that I enjoy doing and in the field that inspires me most (startups and entrepreneurship). People tend to use specific sentence structure and wording when conveying a problem they are facing. I call these β€œtrigger sentences”. An example of a trigger sentence is one that you already mentioned, "I wish someone would invent". I hope that you continue to visit and find inspiration from the problems πŸ™‚
I like the idea. Crowdsourcing problems and allowing the makers to get inspired from there. Maybe future features are categorization. Upvoting problems you agree with (identify which problems seem to be had by the most amount of people).
@dave_poly Hi Dave, thanks for the feedback. I completely agree on the up voting, it would be a great addition and categorization is something I will try to implement soon!
Hey Colin, I like your idea and wanted to see if you would consider adding a resolved state to the problem once there was a suitable solution. Let me know your thoughts...
@xmanalive great idea! I will see how I can do that!
Looks like the problem of the day is that the site has a "509 Bandwidth Limit Exceeded". Good problem to have!
@amazeowl I was quite surprised myself! Haha. I fixed it within 5 minutes luckily!